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Centroamérica / Caribe

Road Town, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Authorities in the British Virgin Islands declared today a curfew for the entire area due to the proximity of the destructive Hurricane Maria when they still feel the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma.

San Jose, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) About 414 people have been killed in 2017, 23 more than in the same period of 2016, according to statistics from the Judicial Investigation Agency (OIJ) released today in this capital.

Roseau, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Dominica''s Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, has requested international assistance today to palliate the damage caused by Hurricane Maria and to rescue those trapped and ensure that the wounded receive medical care.

San Juan, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Puerto Rico will be facing ''a very powerful event'' with Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello said, urging people with no safe houses to stay in the shelters available.

Mexico, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) About 921 women reported missing in three years have been found dead in one of Mexico''s 32 federal states, according to records from the Ministry of the Interior released today.

Guatemala, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) The University of San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC), companies, schools, peasant and indigenous organizations have called for a joint national march to demand the purge of the Congress.

Paris, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Unesco''s director-general Irina Bokova today condemned the assassination in Honduras of journalist Carlos William Flores and called on local authorities to investigate the crime to prosecute those responsible.

Paris, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Maria has hit the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe, located in the Caribbean Sea, in the last few hours, and it is heading today towards the territories of St. Barts and St. Martin.

San Juan, Sep 19 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Maria with a pounding force of Category 5 storm, the highest in the Saffir-Simpson scale, hammered Dominica by midnight while hitting, too, nearby islands of the eastern Caribbean.

Washington, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Maria reaches the dangerous category four in the Saffir-Simpson scale, with sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported today in its last bulletin.

San Salvador, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Salvador Sanchez Ceren, president of El Salvador, announced today an increase in the police work in this capital, by means of a security system to guarantee peace in San Salvador.